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At the majority of jobs I've had, it was pretty common for people to give me tasks verbally at least some of the time. Nowadays, whenever someone starts giving me a task verbally, I interrupt them to let them know that I need to write down what they're saying or else I'll forget it. Then I write the task down as they describe it, and if they're speaking more ...


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I've frequently experienced this, where tasks are assigned by an offhand comment in an unrelated meeting, or a manager or team lead just walking by and saying, "Hey Meg, do when you have the bandwidth." This even happens when working on a team where issue tracking software (Jira/redmine/boards) is used for the majority of work. After several ...


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This is quite common, however if you're having trouble understanding, you could either ask the person assigning the task to you to send it to you in an email, especially if it's complex. (A friendly, "Could you put all that in an email just so I can keep track of it?" or something) Always have a pen and notepad to hand and write it down as they ...


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